Japan Pavilion

Phone (407) 824-4321
4 stars from 4 reviews
Address 200 Epcot Center Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32821
Konnichiwa? Welcome to Japan, or at least Disney's version of it. A bit boring, no ride or major attraction here.

• Type: Walk Through • Height Requirements: None
• Extras: Educational • Extras: Level: All Ages / Family Friendly
• Access: Wheelchair & ECV Accessible

Matt Anderson's Take
Epcot's Japan Pavilion is a little boring. There, I said it. Okay, sure, it has some neat Japanese design elements like the Pagoda, the koi pond and garden area, and so on. It often feels very peaceful here which I really enjoy too and you can find some awesomely wacky things in the stored.

But other than a couple of stores there is nothing much to do here. Right, right, I know that the same could be said about the Morocco Pavilion which I really do like but it just feels like this one could have been so much better.

Supposedly, one of the original ideas for this pavilion was a roller coaster ride called Journey to Mount Fuji which was scrapped do to some issues with Fuji Film and Kodak (a Disney sponsor). That's exactly the type of attraction this pavilion needs.

Dining options include Katsura Grill, Tokyo Dining, Teppan Edo, and Kabuki Cafe. If you're looking to do some shopping then check out Mitsukoshi Department Store and Bijutsu-kan Gallery.

If you hear the pounding of drums then you're probably watching Matsuriza, a percussive band that plays and puts on a show. If you have kids don't forget to stop at the Kidcot Fun Stop here.
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Georgiana R
Joined: Apr 2018
Reviews: 20
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Easily my favorite pavilion in Epcot. The shops here are the best as are the restaurants. If only they had a real ride / attraction!
Linda M
Joined: Jan 2017
Reviews: 12
Likes Received: 0
Japan has some of the best shops of all the pavilions with some of the most interesting and fun items and candies to try. We easily spend a couple of hours here every visit.
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 383
Likes Received: 14
The store here has some of the coolest stuff! Candy and sake. But it is tight quarters in there. The pavilion itself is beautiful. There is no ride or real attraction here so kids get bored fast.
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